A joint points scoring system from the beef judges witnessed the Limousin heifer, Grahams Precious, from Robert and Jean Graham, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, secure the top spot in a strong continental line-up on day two of the Showcase event.

Coming from the largest beef section was the 17-month-old heifer brought out by Drew Hyslop and this flashy correct female stood out from the rest, according to the collective judging process.

She's a Claragh Franco daughter, out of the show winning dam, Grahams Melody, which goes back to Ampertaine Elgin.

Bagging the blue and white ticket was the senior Charolais bull, Maerdy Morwr, from AJR Farms, Ellon.

The five-year-old bull was on his first outing being brought out by brothers, James and Andrew Reid. This stock bull was purchased privately three years ago from Esmor Evans, Maerdy, for 25,000gns, being sired by Maerdy Dynamite and out of Maerdy Fee.

The Charolais were popular in the inter-breed pairs, with Maerdy Morwr teaming up with Harestone Mammamia from the Barclay family, of Harestone Livestock, Aberdeenshire, to win. The female half of the partnership, a five-year-old cow, also has the backing of Maerdy being sired by Maerdy Dublin, out of the home-bred dam, Harestone Brigitte.

The inter-breed Limousin champion paired up with the reserve breed champion, Springsett President, to take the runner up in the pairs competition.

Producing the other half of the outfit was Dougie McBeath and Sarah Jane Jessop, Stirling, with their May, 2019-born bull. This embryo calf is sired by Gunnerfleet Lion and out of the former reserve Royal Highland Show champion, Poolehall Iris.

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